Eily’s Report – 8th October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The Autumn chill is in the air but as we escaped the ravages of the hurricane, we can easily put on extra clothes to keep warm. Some people complained about the media saying that they over did the prediction of what was to come but it was some record that not one life was lost by the monster wind. It’s comforting to know that we have such a broad based array of advisory bodies to warn us in such detail of impending  forces of Nature. And we can only say a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who showed such an interest in our welfare.

Fire Safety Week starts on this Friday October 11th  and members of our local Brigade will be at our  shops  in the town to meet the public and chat with them about their work. It will give us all the  chance  to meet the people who are on call at all times in case  of fire outbreaks  or other  disasters.                    So please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Many congratulations to Linda McAuliffe, daughter of Patsy and Angela who was among the students of Kerry ETB Radio, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who won Gold and Bronze featuring the Sounds and Soundscapes of Kerry, entitled Clauis Ciarraí, Millstreet.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight,starting at 8.30.   All members please attend.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to thank all those who helped them to gain six more points in this years National Event and they are asking everybody to row in behind them in their effort to win silver next time round.   The time to start preparing is now. So please their goal, your goal for 2020.

A date for your diary – a mock wedding will take place in the Bush Bar on Saturday the 19th October  at 8 pm in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Invitations €10  Music by the Kelts, a good night assured.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 8th October”

Eily’s Report – 27th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

And a fond hello to all those from faraway places who let us know that our website is helping them to stay close to Millstreet and the folks at home.

Well the last of our Equestrian events for 2019 are over for another season. Except for the Pony Owners Show on late October. The planes of Drishane did the business again last week when the cream of the worlds bloodstock took part in the challenging events on our World Class course which is Drishane. The weather was kind and the grounds held up well under the pressure of the galloping hooves.

Well done once again to Noel C  and the Duggan Family .

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th August”

Eily’s Report – 16th July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Following the parade the presenting of prizes to former winners was held at the podium outside the Wallis Arms Hotel, and then the real fun began when the visitors joined in with the locals, for food, drinks and music which set the precedent for the following five days. And ended with a gala banquet at the Green Glens on Saturday night. During the week they climbed our mountains, visited our beauty spots and shopped in the town. Many promising to come back .The International  Mounted Games Championships, lived up to all that was expected of them from July 8th to 14th here in Millstreet. The opening parade through the town on Tuesday evening was a truly wonderful sight. Riders  as young as twelve years of age and adults from 17 European countries on spirited ponies prancing through our streets each displaying the flags of the homelands and wearing many coloured outfits . They were led by our much admired pipe band. Public Safety was all important and the streets were lined on both sides with interlinked fencing. The crowds came in their hundreds and enjoyed the spectacle in brilliant sunshine. Our friendly Garda members on hand to see that all went well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th July”

Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The Season of Lent is over for another year and so is the Holy Season of Easter. Easter is seen by many, as being more important than Christmas itself, because it tells us that Christ actually rose from the dead. Here in Millstreet this year our Easter Sunday made history in a very special way. Our Annual Easter Commemoration Parade was held at mid day ending at the Monument in the Town Square,and for the first time in the history of the event a lady gave the oration, in the name of Cumann na mBan. The great Woman’s Army which played such a pivotal role in achieving freedom for our country. Retired secondary School teacher, Margaret Buckley, took to the podium and gave a passionate and unbiased account of the way that Ireland was won, and our New State formed.

In brilliant sunshine the crowd including many veterans,proudly wearing their medals, listened to her every word. Copies of her speech are available ,and it makes good reading, and I’m sure it will be available On Line. It should be, because it was groundbreaking , and gave women a sense of pride ,to be at long last recognised . History is often written by men, and can give a biased account of events. But now Margaret has opened up a brand new angle of the War of Independence that is well worth delving into. Thank you Margaret.

History was also made here in recent days when the lovely Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia celebrated her 105th Birthday at our Sheltered Housing Complex. Friends and neighbours as well as manager supreme Mary Feeley ,were there to celebrates with her , and heard her sing her favourite song, A Mother Love’s a Blessing. Davey Barrett and Mathew Broe also celebrated twenty years of happy residency atb the the same occasion.  

And speaking of Birthdays this week let us wish the great Joanne O Riordan and very Happy Birthday on tomorrow Wed.,  Apr 24th.Congratulations all round.  And to Eily herself – we wish a very Happy Birthday also whose wonderful birthday in her 80s is celebrated on Wed. 24th April and we sincerely thank Eily for her Weekly News.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd April 2019”

Eily’s Report 29th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The month of January is ending in a flurry of group socials, A.G.M.’s and fundraisers for good causes and it looks like the month of February is about to start  on the same theme. The A.G.M. of our Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday February 12th, starting at 8pm sharp.  New members welcome.

Last Tuesday nights meeting  of the Community Council was attended by representatives from the Men’s Shed and the Active Retired Group who are in the process of installing a Bowls Rick in the town. To start them off  the Council presented them with a cheque for  €1,500.  It will be a first for Millstreet and the organisers are inviting opinions and advise from the public to help them on their way.  Contact Bertie at 087 6793841. Or Kit at 087 2989450

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of The Day Care Centre will be held this weekend February 2/3 rd. Please support it well. And be reminded of all the great services that the Centre has to offer every day. Meals in or delivered, nursing care, physiotherapy, entertainment, to name just a few. Please give them a call at 029 70926 for full details of their wonderful services.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 29th January”

Eily’s Report – 4th December

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual church gate collections this weekend   Saturday/Sunday December 8/9, before all Masses at Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Dromagh Kilcorney and Millstreet. Please give generously to this important collection and with your help our volunteers will make Christmas better for many needy people in our community.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 4th December”

Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

It’s a very busy week here in Millstreet with the opening of the equestrian season, comprising of the starting of the Millstreet International Horse Show today until Sunday August 19th and followed next week by the Millstreet Horse Trials incorporating FEI Nations Cup Eventing.

The Green Glens Arena is a picture, adorned with flowers and plants and colourful fences and others effects.

The town is a maze of monster horse carriers and delivery trucks in recent days as the scene was being set to welcome the Crème de la crème of Irelands thoroughbreds to Millstreet.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th August”

Eily’s Report – 26th September

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome .

We are into the last week of September. The nights are drawing in and it’s that time of year when night classes and hobbies take centre stage. Our Active Retired group are doing trogan work in planning various pastimes for its many members. A trip to Dáil Éireann is on the cards,  afternoon tea dances, near and far, plus weekly dancing and other leisure time activities at the Day Centre.

The Annual Mass for the Active retired association will be celebrated on Friday evening next at 7.30 and all are welcome.

Our Community Council are about to hold a public meeting with a view to holding some parish entertainment during the Winter months. In the past we had projects like the Tops of the Parish, and so on. And while that would perhaps not the thinking for now, it gives an idea of what a community can do when challenged. The Public Meeting will be held at a date yet to be decided, so put your Thinking Caps on.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 26th September”

Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Community Council Meeting will be held tonight Sept. 19 at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9 sharp.

A notice to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th . Sign in at the Aroma Café, Millstreet from 10.30 am. Take off is at 12 noon. The run will proceed along a nice route to the FARM in Grenagh and will stop for a tour and an optional Meal at the lovely Venue. All Vintage Cars & Classics Cars welcome.

For more information contact Luke Hurley 086 880 54 37 or Donie Lucey 086 854 58 73.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Monthly Meeting at the Day Care Centre on this Friday Sept. 22. starting at 8.15pm.  Presenter Maurice Linehan and All are welcome. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017”

Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The cool winds of Winter are starting to blow and it’s time to bring out some of our winter warmers. But in case we start to complain let us spare a thought for to people in the North west of our country and worse still the thousands of people in America who are battling to survive against mighty hurricanes. Please keep them in your Prayers.

Well done to the people of Carriganima who held their 5k walk/run /cycle on Saturday in aid of both Millstreet & Macroom Hospitals. Over 150 people took part and at journey’s end they enjoyed some welcome refreshments and a social evening at the Pub with Music by local man Peter Lane of Blackwater Sound fame. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017”

Regional Report No. 1282

Greetings, dear Friends, from Millstreet as we share  Regional Report No. 1282 on Tuesday 8th Sept. 2015.

Eily Buckley (for whom I’m presently deputising) is making great progress and is now thankfully back in her native Millstreet.

The recent very successful Millstreet International Horse Trials at the exquisite Drishane Estate and at Green Glens received some hugely uplifting comments in prestigious equestrian publications such as “The Irish Field”.   Here’s a flavour of some of the international reaction: [read more …] “Regional Report No. 1282”

Weekly Regional Report No. 1279 from Millstreet – Tuesday 18th August 2015

Greetings, dear Friends, from Millstreet as we share Regional Report No. 1279 on Tuesday 18th August 2015. 

To hear this Report Live just tune into www.corkmusicstation.com tonight (Tuesday, 18th August ) at 9.50.  It is also possible to hear the report on c103 Local Radio from Wednesday.

Listen above to the latest Regional Report – from C103

To begin – We’re delighted to report that Eily Buckley (for whom I’m presently deputising) is recovering splendidly from her recent knee replacement procedure and wishes to extend her deep appreciation for the many supportive messages which she has been receiving.   And very special thanks to Poet supreme, Francis Duggan in Australia for his dedicated to Eily poem entitled “The Female Voice of Millstreet”. We shall keep you updated regarding Eily’s swift recovery to excellent health.

Millstreet International Annual Horse Show at exquisite Green Glens Arena was truly magical and hugely successful with some of the best weather of this Summer.  The live internet broadcast going worldwide through “Clip My Horse TV” was magnificent transmitting many hours of equestrian happenings on a daily basis with marvellous commentary and tremendous uplifting comments about the overall Millstreet atmosphere.  And, of course, a further major equestrian two-day event – the Millstreet International Horse Trials – takes place on 29th and 30th August.   It was Billy Twomey for Ireland on “Ardcolum Duke” who won the prestigious Grand Prix Championship on Sunday.  At one point during Show Week Press Officer supreme, Tadhg Ryan, arranged to feature a 1986 Millstreet Show video on the gigantic outdoor screen.  What a surprise I got when I could hear my own voice echoing through the Arena.  I had in fact done the commentary on that very same video in 1986 and never expected to be viewing with many others between competitions some nineteen years later!  Memories recorded for posterity. [read more …] “Weekly Regional Report No. 1279 from Millstreet – Tuesday 18th August 2015”

Audio Link for this Week’s Regional Report Now Available


Above is the audio, and the audio link to this week’s Regional Report (Tuesday, 11th August 2015)  … S.R.

Regional Report 1256 – 3rd March 2015

Eily broadcasting her Weekly Report
Regional Report is by Eily Buckley
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1256 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this cold and wintry Tuesday morning, with a blanket of beautiful snow on the ground.

The Month of March is upon us and is living up to its name of being as wild as a March Hare. The light blanket of snow our our roads on Monday morning caused lots of minor mishaps,though the highway at Ceim was blocked for a while when a big lorry jack-knifed on the hill, however nothing serious was reported. Extreme caution is advised during this cold snap which is said to be short-lived.

Our annual March Fair was badly hampered by bad weather on Sunday. The crowds and the number of stalls were the smallest ever as well as the number of horses at the sales area in the Fair Field. The cold sleety showers made it clear to many that the out of doors was to be avoided.  [read more …] “Regional Report 1256 – 3rd March 2015”

Millstreet Regional Report No. 1247

This week's Millstreet Local Lotto Results.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
This week’s Millstreet Local Lotto Results. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Regional Report No. 1247

by Seán Radley deputising for Eily Buckley

Wednesday, 17th Dec. 2014

Greetings, dear Listeners, from Millstreet on this the 17th December 2014.    Deputising for Eily Buckley this is Regional Report No. 1247.  And in our Millstreet Parish headlines this week we hear about a number of annual events, we learn about a 118 year old lady, we discover the arrival of Santa by boat in Carriganima…and there’s more, much more.

The Annual Mass at Millstreet Credit Union Centre took place on Tuesday at 8.00p.m. while on this Wednesday night at 7.30 Millstreet Reach Out Cancer Support Group will hold a Mass in St. Patrick’s Church.  Millstreet G.A.A. will hold its Annual Christmas walk on St. Stephen’s Day with Registration between 11 & 11.30a.m. at the GAA Hall on the day itself.  And Aubane Community Club will hold its annual Mushera Climb on Christmas morning – this year in aid of Aubane Community Alert.  

On our Millstreet website during the [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Report No. 1247”

Regional Report No. 2144 – Tuesday 25th Nov. 2014

Regional Report No. 1244

by Seán Radley deputising for Eily Buckley

Tuesday, 25th Nov. 2014

Listen to the Weekly Report from C103 on the audio player below:

The following is the script of this Week’s Regional Report from Millstreet:

Greetings, dear Listeners, from Millstreet on this the 25th November – the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria who is the patroness of philosophers and preachers.    Deputising for Eily Buckley this is Regional Report No. 1244.  We hear about a visit to Carriganima by the musical Murphys who in fact will be interviewed on c103 at 8.30pm on Wednesday. We learn about success in Youghal and about the new season of LTV2 Millstreet.   The Local Lotto Prize reaches new heights….and there’s more- much more! [read more …] “Regional Report No. 2144 – Tuesday 25th Nov. 2014”